Key success factors for business continuity in manufacturing

Once seen primarily as a way to protect against IT and building failure in white-collar industries, business continuity management is fast becoming an essential tool for manufacturers.

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ContinuitySA announces 2014 training programme

ContinuitySA, Africa’s premier provider of business continuity management services, has announced its training programme for the first six months of 2014.

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Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

“Cloud services are proliferating because they offer employees tremendous flexibility—the explosion in the use of smartphones and tablets creates a tremendous need for anywhere/ anytime access to applications,” says Peter Westcott, business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. “The cloud is great for productivity but it could be a security and business-continuity disaster if not handled correctly.”

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Don’t let cost-cutting compromise the contact centre

Global business has yet to recover from the 2008 recession, and local business continues to battle with a volatile currency that makes imported goods very expensive. In such an environment, and with their balance sheets under pressure, many companies see disaster recovery for their contact centres as area that can be underfunded.

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ContinuitySA implements landmark server replication project

ContinuitySA has successfully implemented a complete business continuity solution using server replication for a global resources company. The client has integrated mining, processing, energy, logistical and marketing operations across Asia, Latin America and Africa. The solution uses virtualisation and replication to provide a scalable hosted disaster recovery solution.

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Crisis simulation is key to good governance

Business continuity, IT continuity, and physical and data security are firmly on the boardroom agenda thanks to a growing focus on risk governance by legislators and regulators. As a result, more and more attention is being given to formulating plans to protect the business and ensure it can continue trading no matter what happens.

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Our People

Allen Smith, Executive Chairman

Allen Smith, Executive Chairman

Michael Davies, Chief Executive Officer

Maxine Arnold, Chief Financial Officer

Maxine Arnold, Chief Financial Officer

Bradley Janse van Rensburg

Bradley Janse van Rensburg, Solution Design Manager

Mark Beverley, General Manager: Service Delivery

Wayne Reed, General Manager: R&D

Cindy Bodenstein, Marketing Manager

Miles Murray, General Manager: Sales

Miles Murray, General Manager: Sales

Tracey Linnell, Business Continuity Management

Tracey Linnell, General Manager: Advisory Services

About Us

ContinuitySA is the African continent’s leading business continuity management company.

Our team of highly skilled and qualified industry experts  can help prepare for and deal with potential threats to the optimal functioning of any business, as a result of unforeseen or sudden disruptions due to human error or natural events.

ContinuitySA provides clients with total business continuity solutions and complete outsourcing services, through a comprehensive range of professional services backed by an unrivalled nation-wide infrastructure of facilities, including product offerings and resources.

Our services are focused on the provision of complete business continuity planning, among which include:

•             Risk management,

•             Business impact analysis,

•             Business continuity plans,

•             Crisis management planning,

•             Provision of IT and business recovery facilities including office, contact centre, treasury dealing rooms and back-office Wintel, midrange and mainframe recovery areas. All of these technologies are supported by skilled technical personnel who assist in successful Business Continuity Plan testing and have experience in recovering from actual disasters.

We operate the largest recovery facilities in Southern Africa, with over 25000 sq/m of facilities in Gauteng (Midrand and Randburg), a smaller site in Cape Town of 3000sq/m as well as a 1500sq/m site in Gaborone, Botswana.

Contact Us


Unit5, Growthpoint Business Park

Corner Old Pretoria and Tonetti Road



PO Box 2638



Tel: + 27 11 554 8000

Fax: + 27 11 554 8150


Sales and Marketing:             

Office: (011) 554 8000

Fax: (011) 554 8050



Western Cape

15 Maritz Street


Cape Town


PO Box 897



Tel: +27 21 917 5400

Fax: + 27 21 945 2762


ContinuitySA Botswana

Street  No 268

Private Bag 00346

Phakalane , Gaborone


Tel: +267 360 6600

Fax: +267 318 1930


ContinuitySA Mozambique

Rua De Souza 18



Tel: +258 2172 6000


ContinuitySA Randburg

308 Kent Avenue

Randburg, Gauteng

Tel: 011 438 6889


ContinuitySA Somerset

Office: (011) 438 6889

Continuity Grove Offices

Block C, Olive Grove

Kynoch Road

Somerset West 7130 or

Tel: 021 917 5400